Unilever stalwart Keith Weed is to step down from his role as Chief Marketing Officer, according to a report published by Bloomberg. Weed’s 35-career with the Anglo-Dutch manufacturing giant will officially end in May.
“Wow! Where did the last 35 years go? Time has flown. I’ve had the pleasure of working with super people in Unilever and beyond. It’s with a happy and heavy heart that I’ve decided to retire from Unilever in April. It’s been over a year in planning with exciting challenges to follow,” write Weed on Twitter.
Weed pointed to the ‘business and marketing revolution in the digital world’ as one of the highlights of his career. “I am your biggest fan. You have done so much for @Unilever and for me personally. Boy are we going to miss you,” incoming CEO Alan Jope replied to Weed.